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  • Mercury Systems expands embedded server system memory

    Mercury Systems has expanded its secure command, control and intelligence (C2I), and artificial intelligence (AI) processing solutions, providing more system memory than previous generations, the company said. Mercury’s pre-engineered processing building blocks are available as OpenVPX and

  • Rockwell Collins’ PRC-162(V)1 meets security needs for MUOS

    Rockwell Collins announced that its TruNet AN/PRC-162(V)1 manpack radio is the first tactical ground radio to meet the security requirements set by the US Navy (USN) for the final version of its Mobile User Objective System (MUOS). The PRC-162(V)1 a software defined, two-channel networked

  • UK shut out as EU pushes ahead with Galileo

    The United Kingdom has effectively been frozen out of the Galileo satellite navigation project after the European Union (EU) opted to proceed with the next stage of the effort ahead of any agreement that might allow British firms to compete for contracts. A vote on 13 June by the council of the

  • DARPA pursues VLF exploitation for PNT

    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is planning to conduct demonstrations that centre on the possibility of performing position, navigation, and timing (PNT) in GPS-denied or degraded environments using very low frequency (VLF) signals . Under the Spatial, Temporal, and

  • Eurosatory 2018: ThirdEye displays Meduza drone detector

    Israel’s ThirdEye Systems displayed its Meduza passive drone detection system for the first time at this month’s Eurosatory exhibition. Developed as a follow-on from the company’s Chimera optical detection system, the main focus of which is detecting human targets, the Meduza

  • Eurosatory 2018: Arquus readies Hornet RCWS

    France’s Arquus (previously Renault Trucks Defense) has completed development of the Hornet remote controlled weapon system (RCWS) which will be fitted to future French Army armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs). The first application for the Hornet RCWS will be for the new 6×6 Griffon

  • LM switches F-35 DAS supplier ‘to enhance capability, reduce cost’

    Lockheed Martin has switched suppliers for the Distributed Aperture System (DAS) fitted to its F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), contracting Raytheon in place of the incumbent Northrop Grumman. The aircraft manufacturer announced on 13 June that it has selected Raytheon to develop the

  • Australia’s Collins-class submarines set to undergo sonar upgrades

    Key Points Australia is set to begin upgrading sonar systems of its Collins-class submarines Upgrades are being done as part of a wider programme to extend the boats’ service life till the 2030s The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) fleet of six Collins-class diesel-electric

  • BAE Systems pursues next-generation modelling software

    BAE Systems has been awarded a USD4.2 million Phase 1 contract from the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to develop software that will enable military planners to investigate the causes of a conflict and assess potential approaches. The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is

  • Japan launches another intelligence-gathering satellite

    Japan launched on 12 June an H-2A rocket carrying an intelligence-gathering satellite from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA’s) launch site at the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture, increasing the number to eight of such satellites the country has placed into

  • Eurosatory 2018: Skylock offers all-in-one anti-drone solution

    Skylock, part of Israel’s Avnon Group, was among the numerous companies offering anti-drone systems at this year’s Eurosatory exhibition. Skylock anti-drone systems have already been delivered to a number of clients, including in Israel, but Skylock’s presentation at Eurosatory

  • Eurosatory 2018: SMASH small arms fire control system makes its international debut

    The SMASH family of smalls arms fire control systems from Israel’s Smart Shooter Ltd made its international debut at this month’s Eurosatory exhibition in Paris. Conforming to MIL-STD 810 in a hardware package that can fit any standard weapon, the baseline SMASH 2000 system ensures a

  • Eurosatory 2018: Patria NEMO Container testing continues

    Finland’s Patria is continuing the testing of its NEMO Container solution, with sea trials expected to take place in September. A company official confirmed that the test firings of the NEMO Container system from a ship are expected to take place in Sweden in September, as part of a testing

  • India’s Il-38 MPA to receive newly developed COMINT system

    India’s Defence Electronics Research Laboratory (DLRL) is seeking a vendor to perform “platform modification and installation” of the Sarvadhari communications intelligence (COMINT) system aboard the Indian navy’s IL-38 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA). A document for the

  • Elettronica, Indra unveil work on EuroDIRQM

    Elettronica and Indra unveiled a collaborative development of a next-generation Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL)-based direct infrared countermeasures (DIRCM) system during AOC EW Europe 2018 in Lausanne. Indra and Elettronica co-developed and are now marketing the system, called EuroDIRQM (the

  • Qatar orders Sniper pods for Rafales

    Qatar has selected the Lockheed Martin AN/AAQ-33 Sniper advanced targeting pod (ATP) to equip its fleet of Dassault Rafale combat aircraft, the company announced on 11 June. The Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) will receive the pods, spares, and deployment support from 2019. As noted by Lockheed

  • Systematic updates SitaWare C2 software suite

    Danish software house Systematic has introduced several new features and evolutionary improvements for the latest iterations of its SitaWare of command and control (C2) software suite. SitaWare comprises three interoperable and scalable segments: SitaWare Headquarters (HQ), designed for use in

  • TRU seeks to continue USAF simulation work

    The US Air Force (USAF) is expected to award two significant training system contracts in 2018, one for B-1B Lancer bomber and the other for the C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft training systems. The B-1B Request for Proposal (RFP), which was not made publicly available, was released to industry

  • Upgraded Israeli Saar 4.5 ship conducts first live-fire exercise

    The Israeli Navy carried out its first live-fire test with a Saar 4.5 missile ship fitted with the new IAI-Elta ELM-2258 Advanced Lightweight Phased Array (ALPHA) radar on 29 May. The Israeli Navy announced on 6 June that the exercise involved INS Sufa using its ALPHA radar to successfully

  • Elbit Systems unveils new MCTR-7200 radios

    Elbit Systems will unveil multiple new radio configurations to its E-Lynx family of tactical communications systems at Eurosatory 2018 in Paris, France on 11 June, company officials have disclosed to Jane’s . According to Oren Sabag, Vice President Communication Systems at Elbit Systems' Land

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